28 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
FIVE EGYPTIAN IRIDESCENT GLASS AMULETIC INLAYS
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Comprising a Horus falcon with detailed feathering; another smaller falcon; a vulture; a scarab beetle; and a mummiform deity wearing lappeted wig
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high max. (5)
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Cf. C. Loeben and A. Wiese, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo! Die ägyptische Sammlung des Konditorei-und Kaffeehaus-Besitzers Achille Groppi (1890-1940), Basel and Hanover, 2008, pp. 145-147, nos. 103-107 for similar.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premiumPlease note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
Formerly in a Swiss private collection.